Smashed Cucumbers with Chinese Black Vinegar

If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the look-out for healthy, delicious, vegetable-based side dishes that come together quickly and can be on hand for almost any meal. Ta da! Here’s a recipe that doesn’t even involve any cooking, just some pantry ingredients (well, they’re in my pantry — you might need to buy them, but then you’ll have them) mixed up in the Magic Bullet for a delicious, and indeed authentically Chinese, side dish. The use of Chinese […]

Chickpea Burrito

  Chickpeas are often overlooked as a salad topping or smaller component of a larger dish… but they’re so much more versatile than that! This recipe combines a can of chickpeas with household spices to blend up a hearty vegetarian-friendly burrito that you’ll find yourself making over and over again. Chickpea Burrito Recipe Ingredients 1 can of chickpeas, not drained 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. red pepper flakes 1 tbsp. lime juice Small […]

Arugula Pesto Pasta Sauce Recipe

Is there anything more delicious than pesto? Or anything better suited to the Magic Bullet? If there is, I don’t know it. I like to change up the pesto sauces I make and this time I  swapped the traditional basil pesto with fresh arugula pesto. Subtle, yet delicious: the arugula is peppery and vaguely woody, giving it a nice but none-too-bold flavor. I picked up some fresh pasta at the farmer’s market here in DC, as well as some delicious […]

Butternut Squash Quesadilla

I have been making this butternut squash quesadilla almost daily for the past few weeks because it is just that good.  Just like I do with my kiddos, I try my best to incorporate a vegetable at least 2 out of the 3 meals that we eat each day. Sometimes I don’t have the time to sit and cook a full lunch for myself, which is why I love this recipe. To make it simpler, I make a huge batch […]

Avocado Chickpea Sandwich

This is one of my favorite lunch time sandwiches, especially because it’s a nice switch up from the regular turkey and cheese. It also comes together almost as quickly too! You could easily switch up the flavors and seasonings to adjust to your liking, play around and have fun with it! Avocado Chickpea Sandwich Recipe Ingredients ½ can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed ½ avocado 1 tb. hummus 1 tsp. mustard Juice of ½ lemon ¼ tsp. garlic powder, paprika, […]

Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are my weakness. Especially with cream cheese frosting. February is the perfect month to bake red velvet cupcakes in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year, I give you a healthier version, using fresh beets in this cupcake recipe. The beets give the cupcakes a beautiful, natural color and moist texture. We don’t need to use any artificial food dyes or a lot of butter in this recipe, which makes it much healthier! Go ahead and eat […]

Spicy Avocado Spread

The avocado’s rich and creamy texture is perfect for spreading on toast for a simple meal. With help from the Magic Bullet, this recipe adds a spicy dynamic to the natural avocado flavor, combining it with jalapeño and crushed red pepper to create an easy-to-make, flavor-rich and super healthy spread. The only difficult part of this recipe is deciding what bread to put it on! Spicy Avocado Spread Recipe Ingredients 1/2 avocado 1/4 jalapeño pepper 1 tsp. crushed red pepper […]

Butternut Squash Pizza

This butternut squash pizza is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes, because it is very flavorful and filling. Rosemary butternut purée is spread onto a pizza crust and then topped with caramelized onions, crumbled goat cheese and arugula. To speed things up in the kitchen, you can use a store-bought pizza crust. This recipe works well as an appetizer or main dish.   Butternut Squash Pizza Recipe Ingredients 1 large pizza crust 1 butternut squash, halved 1/4 cup water 2 […]

Honey Balsamic Almond Dressing

  Sometimes the simplest salad dressings are the best. This recipe blends balsamic, olive oil, honey and a handful of almonds into a light and delicious dressing you’ll be pouring over every salad. It’ll become your reason to have salad! Honey Balsamic Almond Dressing Recipe Ingredients 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. honey 12 almonds Instructions Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and blend thoroughly. Add some chicken, quinoa or tofu and dig in!  

Preserved Lemon, Asparagus, and Ricotta Pasta

Hey, here’s an easy, delicious, and healthy weeknight dinner that uses some sneaky, flavor-packed ingredients to amp up the taste with very little work. And it all gets made in one pot. I guess that’s not very much for a recipe… OK, that’s pretty awesome for a recipe if you want to know the truth. If you don’t know preserved lemons, it’s time to work them into your repertoire. Tangy, funky, tart… they’re like the miso of citrus. Maybe not, […]